He is Risen!
After watching the altar stripped and made bare on Thursday, it was so refreshing to come back and see it set to celebrate his rising!
The contrast between Thursday’s post and today’s could not be greater. As a photographer, much of my mind is constantly searching the world in front of me for a composition. Something in the daily course of life that tells a story.
Friday while at Stations of the Cross, with the bare sanctuary I remembered the lessons of black and white photography. In B&W you strip something normal from the picture, in this case color. This absence of color subconsciously forces the viewer to look for patters, form, contrast changes and ask why something familiar looks different. Good B&W artwork lets you appreciate the world in a way you never could before because of the forced re-examination of the “normal.”
For three days I forced myself see the world differently and I heard it in my devotional. I took home lessons I was not ready to receive at different points in my life…and have a new set of challenges I hear Christ calling me to rise myself up to.
I hope you have a good Easter celebration today, and accept whatever challenges God has set before you to come closer to him and his people.
The way of his cross
It was all done to save each of us…the pain…the suffering…the perfect sacrifice of God’s only son as ransom for our lives.
Through the suffering he delivered his last sermon. He demonstrated his love for us while he lived out the ancient prophecies.
Now we have a long night to contemplate the way of the cross…and if we will begin accepting its calling to change our lives.
Jack and Family Pryer Request
I’d like to ask a great favor from everyone who sees this blog over the weekend. It involves prayers for a very good man and his wife.
We honored WWII veteran Jack at our little Cub Scout Veteran’s Day ceremony back in November. He’s 90 now, but in this photo you see 17 year old Jack in the US Navy at the end of World War II on his Destroyer Escort. A very little tin can that floated all over the Atlantic Ocean protecting troopships and the merchant marine from submarine attacks.
Jack sits right behind us at church every week with his lovely wife Ann….and he got charmed by my toddler every week for the past year until about five weeks ago.
Concerned that I had not seen him or his wife, I found his number an called this week to make sure everything was ok. Unfortunately Jack fell, and was in the hospital for 11 days. Now he is in a rehab facility trying to get out and home.
His wife is exhausted, but she shared with me that she could tell people like myself were praying for them when they were not at church. She felt the prayers were what was giving her the strength to keep up her care for Jack in the long days since his fall.
To help with get some extra prayer support please say a prayer and “like” this page. On Easter Monday I would like to give Jack and Ann a simple present. A long list of people who are praying to God for their continued strength as they continue their loving example as a married couple working through the challenges of life.
Thank You for a even a moment of prayer for this good family to help them keep living out their faith.
I had a chance to have some fun today while doing a quick job for a friend.
My friend’s wife runs probably the most awesome seconds store I’ve ever seen, and they needed some photos made up for their new website.
So after taking photos of the store i got some environmental shots, and this cool red animal just stuck itself out at me wanting its photo taken. It was also saying. “Take me home to Kevin.” I was able to satisfy the photo craving without adding to the extensive at home stuffie collection.
I’m still not sold on Lightroom as the be all, end all of photo organizing. It certainly has a lot of rough edges left, and need for speed improvements in other areas where Aperture still shines (yep that Aperture). It does however have one killer tool everyone should try….CLARITY. It helps with sharpening and contrast. It is just awesome.
So that is what I’d like to share tonight…try clarity!
PS: If you need seconds for children in Roswell go to Ladybugs and Lizards in historic Roswell!